Epitaxial Core Facility

Overview of Services

The Tufts Epitaxial Core (TEC) Facility offers advanced molecular beam epitaxy capability for growth of epitaxial semiconductor film structures. Use of the facility and its equipment is open to Tufts internal users, outside academic users, and outside non-academic users. Our staff is particularly experienced in the epitaxial growth and characterization of III-V and SiGe thin film heterostructures and offer training in the use of vacuum equipment and performing deposition by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE).

Housed in the same suite and affiliated with the TEC Facility is the Materials Characterization Laboratory service center offering instruments for optical and materials characterization and student focused semiconductor device fabrication equipment. Also housed in the TEC Facility suite is the Renewable Energy and Applied Photonics (REAP) laboratory and optical laboratory.


Contact and Staff Details


Kevin Grossklaus | Core Facility Manager and Researcher
Email: kevin.grossklaus@tufts.edu     

Thomas Vandervelde | Core Facility Director
Email: Thomas.Vandervelde@tufts.edu
Phone: 617-627-5126
John Chivers | Core Facility Training and Researcher
Email: John.Chivers@tufts.edu
Phone: 617-627-4611


Location and hours of operation

Core Facility Hours Location

Hours Open:

8AM - 5PM Weekdays (general users)   
24/7 (qualified Tufts internal users)

Hours Staffed:
Mon - Fri, 9AM - 5 PM

200 Boston Avenue
Suite 3600
Medford, MA 02155

Links and Resources

  1. Tufts Epitaxial Core (TEC) Facility website


Name Role Phone Email Location
Kevin Grossklaus